Marilynn Marti Lambie Newton obituary

Marilynn Marti Lambie Newton, aged 99, formerly of Beaver, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 26, 2022 while in the care of Bayshore Memory Care in Naples, FL.

Born August 23, 1923 in Canton, OH, she was the daughter of the late William Peter and Lois (Lynch) Marti. Marilynn graduated from Ambridge High School in 1941. She married Samuel M. Lambie in 1945 and after his death in 1949 she married Robert E. Newton in 1951. She and Bob were married for fifty-nine years until his death in 2010. Her parents and husbands were preceded in death by their eight siblings: Herbert L., Harold A., Rollin J., Robert, Donald V. Marti, Ruth Ann Maratta, Maxine Domergue and Elaine Hertnecky. They survive three sons and daughters-in-law: Samuel Lambie (Sandy) Newton of Marietta, GA, Robert Erick (Joyce) Newton of Naples, FL, Jeffrey Charles (Roberta) Newton of Melbourne, FL, and a daughter and son. In-laws, Cheryl Lynn Newton (Thomas) Grau of Beaver, PA, eight beloved grandchildren: Marc Thomas, Craig Samuel, Stephen Robert, Patricia Gail, James Andrew, Jessica Elaine Newton and Erica Lynn and Allison Kelsey Grau, also seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A lifelong believer, she was active in the Beaver United Methodist Church, participating in the choir choir, handbell choir, preschool committee, and many volunteer and mission projects, believing that faith without works is empty. One of her fondest memories was singing with the choir at a Billy Graham Crusade in Pittsburgh, PA.

Marilynn was employed by the Beaver County Times, first as a proofreader, then as a member of the classifieds department, before retiring in 1988.

She made many dear friends after moving to Carlisle Assisted Living Center in Naples, FL and proudly announced that she had won gold medals in the Senior Olympics events for Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Scrabble there. She was an inspirational mother and a great grandmother and will be sorely missed by her loved ones.

At her request, there will be a memorial service and private funeral in Sewickley at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at Bayshore Memory and Vitas Healthcare Hospice for their kind, patient and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity.

Posted September 11, 2022

Published in Ellwood City Ledger, The Beaver County Times

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